Periodically tidying up your Mac can help to free up storage space, potentially improving the performance of your machine, as well as making your desktop a nicer place to work! And the basics are easier than you might think. So let’s get started!
1. Clear your desktop
Is your Mac desktop tidy, or can you no longer see your desktop image beneath the clutter of icons? If it’s the latter, here’s how to tidy it up.
Right-click (ctrl + click, or 2-finger tap on trackpad) on any open space on the desktop which brings up a menu. Scroll down to ‘Clean Up’ and your icons will be neatly laid out on the desktop.
You can also select ‘Clean Up By’ to order the icons by name, kind, date modified, etc.
Alternatively, if you have lots of files of the same type, you could tick ‘Use Stacks’, which will neatly stack all files of the same type on top of one another.
Finally, click on ‘Manage’ and a window will open up with a list of recommendations for optimising your storage. Work through these to see how much space you could save!
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